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date: 04 August 2020

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Word Grammar (WG) combines elements from a wide range of other theories of language and cognition into a coherent theory of language as conceptual knowledge. The structure is a network built round an ‘isa’ hierarchy; the logic is multiple default inheritance; and the knowledge is learned and applied by two cognitive processes: spreading activation and node-creation.

Keywords: network, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, activation, morphology, syntax, dependency, semantics, default inheritance

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